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Phenix City, Alabama standout corner talks about his official visit to Mississippi State

Fresh off an appearance in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game, Phenix City, Alabama corner John Broussard took an official visit to Mississippi State. With his time in Starkville now over, Broussard reports that he is unsure where he will spend his college career despite a long standing commitment to nearby Auburn.

"I will be honest, I am not sure what I am going to do right now," Broussard said. "I can't really tell you, because I don't even know myself."

Set to enroll in college next month, Broussard reports that he remains committed to Auburn, but he is considering other options while things are settled with the Tiger coaching staff.

"A big part of things is that they don't have a defensive coordinator and I don't know who would be coaching me," Broussard said. "I am just going to have to wait and see who they hire and all of that goes. 

"I still love Auburn and I love the school, but I need to know who they are going to hire before I make my final decision. It is going to be either Auburn or Mississippi State."

The Bulldogs had the chance to roll out the big Maroon carpet this weekend and show Broussard what to expect should he elect to call Starkville his college home.

"I had a really good visit," Broussard said. "I got to see a lot of things, but the best part of the visit was being about to sit and talk with all of the coaches. I enjoyed just hearing what all they had to say."

Broussard's primary recruiter for Mississippi State is 12 year NFL veteran Deshea Townsend. Now in his third year as cornerbacks coach for the Bulldogs, Townsend made a special effort to show Broussard that he had a home in Starkville.

"Coach Townsend and I have great relationship," Broussard said. "He told me that he really wants to come me and that he thinks I would have a great career there."

Towsend's efforts were aided by freshman safety Mark McLaurin who served as Broussard's host while on campus.

"Mark is a really good guy," Broussard said. "He told me about how it is there and how the coaches are. He seemed like he really liked it up there."

Broussard only spent one night in Starkville, because of his selection as an Alabama All-Star. He four star corner and his family made the drive up to Starkville following yesterday's game in Hattiesburg.

"I had a great time down there," Broussard said of All-Star week. "I look at all of that as a learning experience. I felt like I did some good things and I saw some things that I need to work on. A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf are great receivers and I enjoyed competing against them."

Now back home in Phenix City, Alabama, Broussard wants to take some time and figure out his next move.

"I am just not sure what I am going to do," Broussard said. "I am going to sit down and talk about everything with my family. I will probably have my mind made up in the next few days. The main thing for me is the coaches. I want to have a good relationship with the coaches no matter where I go."

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